8 days in Croatia Itinerary

8 days in Croatia Itinerary

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8 days in Croatia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h
1
Zagreb
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Split
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hvar, Hvar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Korcula Town, Korcula Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Dubrovnik
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Zagreb

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take a stroll through Ilica, don't miss a visit to Art Pavilion (Umjetnicki Paviljon), get a taste of the local shopping with Image of War - Photography Museum, hunt for treasures at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, then browse the fresh offerings at Dolac Market, and finally stop by Vinoteka Vintesa.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zagreb trip itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zagreb is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Zagreb due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect Zagreb to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Split.

Things to do in Zagreb

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Ban Josip Jelačić Square ©
Ban Josip Jelačić Square
Ilica ©
Ilica
Vinoteka Vintesa ©
Vinoteka Vintesa

1
night
Split

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): wander the streets of Riva Harbor, explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, and then stop by Nadalina cokolada.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Split vacation planner.

You can fly from Zagreb to Split in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in October, things will get a bit warmer in Split: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hvar.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Riva Harbor ©
Riva Harbor
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano

2
nights
Hvar, Hvar Island

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Franciscan Monastery, then view the masterpieces at Forko souvenir shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mlini Beach. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Stari Grad Museum, contemplate the long history of Spanjola, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dubovica.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hvar day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Split to Hvar takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Korcula Town.

Things to do in Hvar

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Stari Grad Museum
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Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

1
night
Korcula Town, Korcula Island

Korcula Town ©
Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Bags by Kristina, make a trip to Kula Svih Svetih, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally kick back and relax at Vela Przina Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Korcula Town trip builder tool .

Getting from Hvar to Korcula Town by car takes about 5 hours. October in Korcula Town sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Korcula Town

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Vela Przina Beach
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Bags by Kristina ©
Bags by Kristina
Vela Przina Beach ©
Vela Przina Beach
Kula Svih Svetih ©
Kula Svih Svetih

2
nights
Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): wander the streets of Old Town, shop like a local with Art by Stjepko, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Korcula Town to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

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